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Age Cymru nominates Mary Lloyd Jones as its first Changemaker

As part of its programme highlighting creativity in older age, Age Cymru celebrates those people challenging typical stereotypes of ageing

Mary Lloyd Jones

Age Cymru has nominated the internationally renowned painter, printmaker, and author Mary Lloyd Jones as its first Changemaker, an accolade that celebrates those people who have not only challenged ageing stereotypes but who have also trailblazed in their fields of creativity.  

Mary was born in 1934 and grew up in Devil’s Bridge near Aberystwyth. Her works have been described as multilayered using devices that reflect an interest in the beginnings of language, including early man-made marks and the ogham and bardic alphabets.   

Mary says her work draws on the influence of ancient cultures and languages and holds a particular preoccupation with the context of her own landscape.   

In previous years she has received two honorary fellowships to Trinity College Carmarthen and Aberystwyth University and an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Wales, Cardiff.